01 July 2014
COSMED equipment used at Italian research institute CNR in Pisa for the innovative SEMEOTICONS Project
SEMEOTICONS EU project aim is to design and construct an innovative multi-sensory system integrated into a hardware platform having the exterior aspect of a mirror, the “Wize Mirror”, able to guide individuals towards healthy lifestyles.
The central idea in the FP7 Project SEMEOTICONS, which stands for SEMEiotic Oriented Technology for Individual’s CardiOmetabolic risk self-assessmeNt and Self-monitoring, is to exploit the face as a major indicator of individual’s well-being by tracing traits of physical and expressive status.
Medical experts have been validating the system with respect to the reproducibility of measurements, the efficacy in detecting changes in well-being and cardio-metabolic status as well as the acceptability by the end-users. COSMED indirect calorimetry (Quark RMR) and body composition (BOD POD) technology was extensively used for the validation phase.
Introduction to the Wize Mirror: click here
More on the SEMEOTICONS Project: click here
SEMEOTICONS photos of testing with COSMED equipment: click here
Founded in 1980, COSMED is a privately owned company manufacturing Cardio Pulmonary and Metabolic Diagnostic Equipment. COSMED products include a full range of Spirometers, Pulmonary Function, Body Composition, Nutritional Assessment and Cardio Pulmonary Exercise systems, including Electrocardiographs, Ergometers and Assessment Software. COSMED solutions are aimed for either professional or medical use for many different applications like: Hospital, Clinics, Primary Care, University & Education in Human Physiology, Clinical Nutrition, Commercial Weight Management, Human Performance Centers, Sport Institutions and Health Club Industry. COSMED Headquarters are located in the province of Rome, Italy. COSMED has subsidiaries in the USA, China and Germany, and distributes its products internationally through a constantly growing distributor network covering more than 70 countries.
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